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Today's News

  • Construction starts at LHS, Buford

    Construction for new multipurpose buildings at Lancaster and Buford high schools begins this week and will cause a slight change in parking at LHS.
    Lancaster High’s multipurpose building will be east of the school, between LearnTV and gymnasium area.
    Students are asked to park in the upper student parking lot, said LHS Interim Principal Rosalyn Mood, noting the building will be built atop the lower parking lot.

  • Public gets chance to meet 3 superintendent finalists

    The Lancaster County school board has scheduled separate community visits for the three superintendent finalists, where the public will have a chance to meet and hear from the candidates.
    Bobby Parker, board of trustees chairman, said the board wouldn’t want to hire a superintendent before the community had a chance to conduct its own in-person assessment.
    “We picked these people because we thought they were the best choice,” Parker said. “We want our community to feel the same way, and I think they will.”

  • Woman passed out in parking lot with small child in her lap

    A Lancaster woman faces multiple charges after police found her passed out inside a car with a small child in her lap.
    Alysia Danielle Wright, 22, of 1952 Misty Oak Drive, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, public intoxication and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance after four Xanax pills were found in a diaper bag.
    The child, who was not hurt, was turned over to the S.C. Department of Social Services.

  • Winthrop Poll: Trump’s S.C. approval rating holds steady

    From release

    ROCK HILL – President Trump’s approval rating of 43 percent has remained steady in South Carolina for the past two months, according to the latest Winthrop Poll.
    His approval numbers in South Carolina continue to be a few points higher than his national average.
    The 45th president has a disapproval rating of 47 percent among Palmetto State citizens. An earlier Winthrop Poll in February showed similar ratings.

  • Classical artists Hoffman, Parrini perform Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a prominent classical violist and a popular host on S.C. Public Radio, WDAV and other public stations around the country, will perform this Sunday in Lancaster.
    He will be appearing at 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Center along with Italian-born pianist Fabio Parrini at the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert. Concert-goers will hear the music of familiar composers Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms, as well as a more modern composition published in 1951 by Ernest Bloch.

  • Spring Fun Night at AJ State Park

    Andrew Jackson State Park is holding its Spring Fun Night at 7 p.m. this Friday.
    The event is free with park admission and will take place in the park’s main parking lot. Admission to the park is $2 for adults, $1.25 for seniors and free for ages 15 and younger.
    “All are welcome,” said State Park Ranger Kirk Johnston, adding that the event is especially aimed at kids ages 5 to 12.

  • Weekend Recap: April 24, 2017

    The Burgess Family Benefit raised $1,600 Saturday through food sales, flea market and donations. Donations are accepted through May 5, and proceeds will benefit the immediate family of Coleen Burgess.

    Relay for Life of Lancaster County will kick off at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

    Scott Kodell, 51, was arrested April 17 for stealing campaign signs along Doby’s Bridge Road and the Fort Mill Parkway, and was charged with one count of petit larceny. 

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Zion UMC Chinese auction

    Zion United Methodist Church, 1665 Zion Road, Lancaster, will hold a Chinese auction at 6 p.m. April 22. 

    Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 or buy four and get one free. Prizes include gift cards, door prizes and free food. Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund. For details, call (803) 283-7195 or (803) 285-3864.

    First Washington brotherhood event

  • News Briefs

     County council meets April 24

    The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. April 24 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

    Kershaw Town Council meets

    The Kershaw Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. April 24 at Kershaw Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw.

    Discovery School board to meet

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Jabberwock pageant April 22

    Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host the 2017 Jabberwock pageant at 6 p.m. April 22 in the Lancaster High School auditorium. The theme is “Motown-Dancing with Heart and Soul.”

    Community Playhouse presents Hairspray